Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Louis Vuitton Romances with Vermeer and Everything Flemish

There are two things that taking place at French's ultimate maletier (leather good maker in le bon Française) and fashion house - Marc Jacobs is no longer the geek of the fashion world and I see less fur for the new collection.

It was not a secret anymore that Marc Jacobs had changed his appearance and he already did that since last year, at LV's Spring/Summer 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection showcase.

The exclusive show was held at the exclusive Cour Carree du Louvre in the heart of the fashion, art and romance capital of the world, Paris. The Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear show too marked the official closing of a week-long Paris Fashion Week 2007 for Fall/Winter 2007-08 that began since late last month.

On the front row were actress and Louis Vuitton's current ad girl Scarlet Johansson, sister to late US first lady and fashion icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and socialite Lee Radziwill, LVMH boss Bernard Arnault and wife, and Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung. Joining the show too were media reps from all over the world and Louis Vuitton reps from Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.

"Clothes and more clothes!" he declared when asked by's Sarah Mower on the new Fall/Winter collection.

Indeed, unlike the previous season's collection which I personally think as hideous and horrible enough to make one look like a big polar bear due to the enormous use of fur on the hoodies (I'm sorry Marc but that's just my opinion. Don't take it into the account!), the new Fall/Winter collection is more classical and less edgy.

A trip to Holland last year for research resulting an outcome of (Dutch's greatest painter) Vermeer's-influenced collection that combines the graphical, romanticism and painterly strength.

High neck sweaters in dark green paired with bronze straight skirt, fluffy orange sweater paired with metallic red straight skirt and accessorized with large, floppy knitted Flemish beret in plum were a part of the opening look.

Later the show went on Flemish-inspired black dress with laced-trimmed hem worn with long sculpted sleeved cropped jacket, fluffy white round-neck sweater with metallic silver skinny belt and black skirt, two-piece calfskin/lambskin ensemble of flat-collared blouse with bishop sleeves and round skirt with pleated hem, and V-neck porcelain blue taffeta draped dress with feather details underneath the hem (inset, left).

The runway show ends with a draped long taffeta dress in metallic copper with ruched bust in copper blue tone and a puffed right sleeve followed by Marc Jacobs' appearing to the cheering and applauding audience who were overall, satisfied and enthralled with his new presentation.

The Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2007-08 Collection will arrive in stores by late August to early October this year. At the meantime, indulge in the flowery Spring/Summer 2007 collection that is inspired by the combination of Marie Antoinette, Japanese Kawaii girls and Victoriana.

*Photos by

Louis Vuitton - UG6, Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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